We are stopped at the Scotland England border. Is he not the cutest.
We leave the Movie theater aboard the bus of the Scottish soccer team. We head out of Edinburgh
toward the border and back into England for the day. We make a short stop at the border then on to Alnwick Castle. The castle is still a working castle and is still lived in by members of the same family. This is the location use in several scenes within the Harry Potter films. You can see the castle as the backdrop for the flying lession and many other castle scenes. We were lucky to see the castle on a amazingly clear day. We strolled the gardens and ran through the amazing multilevel tree house (it is bigger then my house). We were treated to a large buffet lunch and then were set free to roam the grounds.
The entrance to Alnwick Castle
We treated ourselves to a yummy ice cream cone that I did not have to worry about melting before the first lick. We take around the castle by a guide and shown where the different scenes were filmed and met a staff member who was in one of the films. As I stoll toward the garden I stop on one of the hills where some of the tour groups are playing Quittich. I taken my ticket and enther the garden to view a breathe taking multi-level fountain. There were these little John Deere tractors for children to play in the fountain. The child take water from one side of the fountain in the tractor bucket and pedal it to the otherside and vice versa. There are walkways bordered with beautifully trimmed hedges. With time running short we head to the treehouse to enjoy a treehouse that we have only dreamed of as a child. We head back to the buses for our ride back to Edinburgh to have dinner at The Frankenstein